NFC East is There for the Cowboys Taking
After three weeks of play, and a 2-1 record, the Dallas Cowboys have a commanding lead in the NFC East. You heard me right. With Philly sitting at 1-2 after two consecutive losses, and the Giants and Redskins both at 0-3, just three weeks into the 2013 NFL season and the Cowboys are in control. Who woulda thunk it?
After rolling out their best and most balanced performance perhaps since their last game against St Louis in week 7 of 2011, the Cowboys dominated the Rams in every facet of the game from start to finish at AT&T Stadium on Sunday. The frustrating thing about the Boys these days, however, is they cant seem to produce two or three of these games in a row. Jimmy Johnson called the Cowboys out on the Fox NFL pre-game show, basically saying they get arrogant after a win, then go out and lay an egg the following week, in discussing their lack luster performance last week in Kansas City after a big week one win against the Giants. There is evidence to support his theory, as the Cowboys have had problems putting together any semblance of a winning streak (only one 4 game streak since 2010) in recent campaigns. But with a mediocre Sand Diego Chargers team (1-2) next up on the schedule, and the Eagles facing the Broncos and the suddenly inept Giants heading to Arrowhead to line up against Andy Reid’s resurgent Chiefs, there’s no reason to think the Cowboys can’t stretch that lead by another game on two of their division rivals (the Redskins play the Raiders so I expect RG3 to finally crack the win column).
With the Cowboys playing in what now seems to be the weakest division in the NFL, this should be the year they return the the playoffs with a division crown. What happens after that is anybody’s guess.